Olson Middle School

1607 51st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55430
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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1/
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Bottom 50%
Olson Middle School serves 465 students in grades 6-8.
Olson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Olson Middle School's student population of 465 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 69% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
465 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Olson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1671 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
58%
12%
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White
11%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Olson Middle School's ranking?
Olson Middle School is ranked #1671 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Olson Middle School often compared to?
Olson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Olson Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Olson Middle School?
465 students attend Olson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Olson Middle School students are Black, 11% of students are Asian, 11% of students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Olson Middle School?
Olson Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Olson Middle School offer ?
Olson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Olson Middle School part of?
Olson Middle School is part of Minneapolis Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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